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by Paul
Mon Jul 22, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Let's Talk
Topic: Saying hello
Replies: 1
Views: 1250

Re: Saying hello

Hi Stuart ;-)
by Paul
Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Let's Fly
Topic: Thursday 11th July
Replies: 0
Views: 1287

Thursday 11th July

I'm not planning on going up to Lodge Moor tonight seeing as there's a weather warning in place for rain and thunderstorms!

For those who don't already know we're flying in Stannington this Saturday (see recent post for details).
by Paul
Wed Jul 10, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Let's Fly
Topic: Stannington Carnival - 13th July
Replies: 0
Views: 822

Stannington Carnival - 13th July

We're flying this Saturday (13th) at Stannington Carnival (Postcode: S6 6BX) from 11:30am until 4:30pm. All are welcome to fly with us, regardless of ability, although the carnival organisers have said that you must have proof of BKSA insurance, wear a helmet, and use kite killers or a leash. Feel f...
by Paul
Fri May 31, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Let's Fly
Topic: Lodge Moor - Saturday 1st June
Replies: 0
Views: 877

Lodge Moor - Saturday 1st June

The SKF will be flying at our Lodge Moor site tomorrow from 1pm to 3pm. Everyone is welcome regardless of ability. Proof of BKSA insurance, a helmet, and kite killers/leash are mandatory if you want to fly one of our Ozone club kites or your own power kite. Please only park in the pub car park if yo...
by Paul
Tue May 28, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Let's Talk
Topic: Hey
Replies: 1
Views: 351

Re: Hey

Hi and welcome to the SKF. Sorry for the late reply.

Thursday up at Lodge Moor is our main night with other sessions being posted on Facebook at short notice if and when they are on.

We have an upcoming session on July 13th. See the SKF website's events page for more info.
by Paul
Mon Apr 22, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Let's Fly
Topic: Lodge Moor - Monday 22nd April
Replies: 1
Views: 399

Re: Lodge Moor - Monday 22nd April

Thanks to those who came up to Lodge Moor today. Nice warm smooth wind (even if it was a little low at times) and some new members too. Our next session is this Thursday evening from 6:30pm onwards. Jason and I will be up whatever the weather.
by Paul
Sat Apr 20, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Let's Fly
Topic: Lodge Moor - Monday 22nd April
Replies: 1
Views: 399

Lodge Moor - Monday 22nd April

The Sheffield Kite Fliers will be flying at our Lodge Moor site this Monday (22nd) from 11:30am onwards. It should be dry & warm with 13 to 19mph southeasterly winds. Everyone is welcome whether they have kites or not and regardless of ability. Our Ozone club kites will be available for use. BKSA in...
by Paul
Fri Mar 08, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Let's Fly
Topic: CANCELLED - Chapeltown Kite Festival 2019
Replies: 0
Views: 869

CANCELLED - Chapeltown Kite Festival 2019

UPDATE: 08/03/19 – Due to the forecast gusty 40mph+ winds this event has been cancelled and will be rearranged.
by Paul
Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: Let's Fly
Topic: Chapeltown Kite Festival 2019 & Black Rock Sands 2019
Replies: 1
Views: 423

Re: Chapeltown Kite Festival 2019 & Black Rock Sands 2019

The t-shirts have been ordered for Chapeltown Kite Festival and the accommodation booked for Black Rock Sands. If any of you wish to attend either event and haven't let us know yet then please let me (Chapeltown) or Jason (BRS) know ASAP.
by Paul
Thu Feb 14, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: News & SKF Member Queries
Topic: Enable US Festival - "Kite"
Replies: 0
Views: 1402

Enable US Festival - "Kite"

Josie from the Enable US Festival has asked me to let you all know about "Kite" - a story of loss and love, exploring the power of movement to express grief and connection. It's being performed, using indoor kite-flying, at the Sheffield Drama Studio at 8pm on Wednesday 27th March. https://performan...
by Paul
Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Let's Fly
Topic: Chapeltown Kite Festival 2019 & Black Rock Sands 2019
Replies: 1
Views: 423

Chapeltown Kite Festival 2019 & Black Rock Sands 2019

Please can you let me know if you are able to attend Chapeltown Kite Festival (in Sheffield) on Saturday March 9th (from 10am until 1pm), and/or our Black Rock Sands trip on 30th/31st March. This is so we can arrange the free SKF t-shirts (for the festival) and accommodation for those who need it in...
by Paul
Tue Jan 29, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Let's Fly
Topic: Derby and need to fly
Replies: 5
Views: 1166

Re: Derby and need to fly

by Paul
Thu Dec 13, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Let's Fly
Topic: Derby and need to fly
Replies: 5
Views: 1166

Re: Derby and need to fly

https://www.facebook.com/groups/sheffieldkitefliers/

We're planning a trip to North Wales in March/April if you're interested and there'll be our usual Sheffield sessions happening next year.
by Paul
Tue Oct 23, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: Let's Fly
Topic: Derby and need to fly
Replies: 5
Views: 1166

Re: Derby and need to fly

Hi Andy,

Do you use Facebook? There are a lot more kiters on our Facebook page than users of this forum.
by Paul
Wed Jul 25, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: Let's Fly
Topic: Kempsey Weekend Trip
Replies: 3
Views: 1027

Re: Kempsey Weekend Trip

This event has once again been cancelled. Please see Liam for more info.
by Paul
Tue Jun 26, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Let's Fly
Topic: Kempsey Weekend Trip
Replies: 3
Views: 1027

Kempsey Weekend Trip

Yes newbies are always welcome as long as they have BKSA insurance, a helmet, and kite killers or a leash. But we aren't able to help newbies improve their kiting skills at some of the places we visit so it's best to check with us if this is something you'd like us to help with.
by Paul
Tue May 22, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Let's Fly
Topic: Kempsey Weekend Trip
Replies: 3
Views: 1027

Kempsey Weekend Trip

The Sheffield Kite Fliers are planning a trip to Kempsey Kite Club on the 28th and 29th of July. It is a big open field used as a turf farm so lots of great space to buggy and board. We are aiming to camp the night out so 2 days flying at a cost of £10 per day to fly. You will need BKSA Insurance an...
by Paul
Tue Jan 23, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: Let's Fly
Topic: Chapeltown Kite Festival 2018 - NOW JULY 14TH!
Replies: 0
Views: 2050

Chapeltown Kite Festival 2018 - NOW JULY 14TH!

UPDATE 11.04.18: IT HAS NOW BEEN RESCHEDULED FOR JULY 14TH! Chapeltown Park, North Sheffield 10am until 12:30pm We have attended this festival for several years. For those who have not been before, it is situated at Chapletown Park the entrance to which is off Station Road between the Ford garage an...
by Paul
Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:05 pm
Forum: Safety
Topic: Ozone Chicken Loop Inspection Notice
Replies: 0
Views: 3011

Ozone Chicken Loop Inspection Notice

Ozone kite users please check your chicken loops! Thanks to ATBShop for the info.

http://www.sheffieldkitefliers.co.uk/im ... Safety.png
https://www.atbshop.co.uk/
by Paul
Tue Aug 08, 2017 8:47 pm
Forum: Safety
Topic: CAA - Kites flown over 60 meters high
Replies: 0
Views: 1823

CAA - Kites flown over 60 meters high

We've had an email from the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) to remind kite fliers that you need to apply for permission to fly a kite over 60 meters high. This is following an incident this year in Kent involving a kite and helicopter! http://www.caa.co.uk/General-aviation/Displays,-events-and-activi...
by Paul
Mon Jul 24, 2017 9:24 pm
Forum: Let's Fly
Topic: Sheffield Fayre 2017 - 28th August
Replies: 0
Views: 1867

Sheffield Fayre 2017 - 28th August

The SKF will be attending the Sheffield Fayre on the 28th August at Norfolk Park (10:30 to 17:30). We're after volunteers of all kite abilities to fly kites and/or chat to the public about the sport and try to encourage some of them to have a go in the future. It's what the club was set up to do and...
by Paul
Mon Jun 26, 2017 7:15 pm
Forum: Let's Fly
Topic: Sunday 16th July - Talacre
Replies: 0
Views: 1750

Sunday 16th July - Talacre

The SKF will be flying and kite buggying/landboarding on Sunday the 16th of July and we're heading for the huge beach at Talacre, a village in Flintshire on the north coast of Wales. It's a 2 hour drive from Sheffield and we're aiming to get there for 10:30am. It's perfect for those wanting to work ...
by Paul
Thu Jun 15, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: Let's Fly
Topic: Sunday 18th June - Lodge Moor
Replies: 0
Views: 1716

Sunday 18th June - Lodge Moor

If you fancy a low wind session at Lodge Moor this Sunday I'll be there from 2pm to 4pm. I'll have the club kites with me and I'm happy to help anyone with their low wind skills or anything else they wish to practice. Proof of insurance and a helmet if you wish to take part. For more information: ww...
by Paul
Sun Jun 11, 2017 10:10 pm
Forum: Let's Fly
Topic: Anyone kitesurfing from Sheffield?
Replies: 2
Views: 1367

Re: Anyone kitesurfing from Sheffield?

Hi Tom. I remember you from the 540 days. There are a few from Sheffield that go kite surfing that i know and plenty of others too. Send me a message on Facebook and I'll put you in touch with some if you wish.
by Paul
Thu Apr 20, 2017 10:50 am
Forum: Let's Fly
Topic: Black Rock Sands 2017
Replies: 5
Views: 1472

Re: Black Rock Sands 2017

Hi jloc,

Thank you for affiliating to the SKF.

A few of us are getting together tonight at the Sportsman, Lodge Moor (6:30pm ish onwards - cash only at the bar) before the trip this weekend if you wish to join us.
by Paul
Tue Apr 04, 2017 4:02 pm
Forum: Let's Fly
Topic: Black Rock Sands 2017
Replies: 5
Views: 1472

Re: Black Rock Sands 2017

In addition to what Monkey has said please see our permission for this year below. It explains the beach restrictions.

http://www.sheffieldkitefliers.co.uk/fi ... 202017.pdf
by Paul
Sat Mar 18, 2017 3:26 pm
Forum: Let's Fly
Topic: Black Rock Sands 2017
Replies: 5
Views: 1472

Black Rock Sands 2017

April 22/23 2017 Blackrock Sands, North Wales Situated in North Wales this event is one of our favourite trips of the year. Remember that kite killers/leash, helmets and BKSA insurance are needed to fly with the SKF at Blackrock Sands as these items may be checked by the beach patrols. If you are jo...
by Paul
Wed Jan 11, 2017 11:13 pm
Forum: Let's Fly
Topic: Chapletown Kite Festival 2017
Replies: 0
Views: 1819

Chapletown Kite Festival 2017

11th March 2017 Chapeltown Park, North Sheffield 10am until 1pm We have attended this festival for several years. For those who have not been before, it is situated at Chapletown Park the entrance to which is off Station Road between the Ford garage and the row of houses (it looks like someone's dri...
by Paul
Sat Aug 13, 2016 9:05 pm
Forum: Let's Fly
Topic: Sunday 14th August - Lodge Moor
Replies: 0
Views: 1638

Sunday 14th August - Lodge Moor

If you fancy a low wind session at Lodge Moor tomorrow I'll be there, with the family, from 10am (ish) to 1pm. I'll have the club kites and other gear with me and I'm happy to help anyone with their low wind skills or anything else they wish to practice. Proof of insurance and a helmet if you wish t...
by Paul
Sun Aug 07, 2016 10:44 pm
Forum: Let's Fly
Topic: Sheffield Fayre 2016
Replies: 0
Views: 1623

Sheffield Fayre 2016

The Sheffield Kite Fliers will be flying, buggying & boarding in a large area at this year's Sheffield Fayre, at Norfolk Park, on Bank Holiday Monday 29th August from 10:30 until 17:30. We are looking for insured kiters of all abilities to join myself, Jason, and Liam on the day. Please let me know ...
by Paul
Fri Jul 15, 2016 1:19 pm
Forum: Help and Info
Topic: Link for BKSA Insurance
Replies: 0
Views: 3404

Link for BKSA Insurance

Recently a new SKF member informed us that this website was linking to the wrong site for BKSA Insurance which is required to fly kites with us.

The correct address is: http://www.britishkitesports.org/
by Paul
Thu Jul 14, 2016 12:42 pm
Forum: Let's Fly
Topic: Thursday 14th July
Replies: 0
Views: 1633

Thursday 14th July

It's the usual SKF social tonight with, what should be, a nice Westerly wind. I'll be up at 630pm (ish) with the club kites. You'll need proof of BKSA insurance and a helmet if you wish to fly but nothing if you just wish to come and say hi. Cash only at the bar afterwards for those wanting food and...
by Paul
Thu Jun 02, 2016 6:04 pm
Forum: Let's Fly
Topic: Thursday 2nd June - Lodge Moor
Replies: 0
Views: 1666

Thursday 2nd June - Lodge Moor

Due to illness, work commitments, and other reasons there'll be a very low turn out at Lodge Moor tonight, if at all, and no club kites available.
by Paul
Sat May 28, 2016 12:32 pm
Forum: Let's Fly
Topic: Sunday 29th May - Lodge Moor
Replies: 0
Views: 1679

Sunday 29th May - Lodge Moor

On Sunday the SKF will be flying/buggying/landboarding at Lodge Moor (Sheffield) from 09:30 until 12:30 and possibly later. The wind should be smooth and from the North-East which is a good direction for that site. The usual reminders to bring proof of BKSA insurance and a helmet (if you wish to fly...
by Paul
Tue May 24, 2016 9:52 pm
Forum: Useful Links
Topic: new to kiting
Replies: 1
Views: 1471

Re: new to kiting

Hi Simon and welcome to the SKF. To fly kites with us you'll need BKSA insurance. When you buy it online it will ask you which club you belong to. If you pick the Sheffield Kite Fliers it will add £5 onto your bill but we'll get £10 from them. As a free club it's what keeps us going for the few cost...
by Paul
Sat May 07, 2016 6:54 pm
Forum: Let's Fly
Topic: Sunday 8th May - Castle Hill
Replies: 0
Views: 1657

Sunday 8th May - Castle Hill

Tomorrow the SKF are off to Castle Hill, South of Huddersfield (Castle Hill Side, HD4). It's not the world's biggest kiting location but it's comparable to Lodge Moor when we're limited by the footballers and has the big benefits of being high up and working in any wind direction. We'll be there fro...
by Paul
Wed Dec 09, 2015 10:11 pm
Forum: News & SKF Member Queries
Topic: Sportsman on BBC1
Replies: 0
Views: 1423

Sportsman on BBC1

Our Thursday night pub, The Sportsman, sponsors of the Sheffield Kite Fliers, will be on BBC 1's The One Show tomorrow night (10th) for an article by Gyles Brandreth about traditional carols. They filmed for 8 hours to produce a 4 minute slot!
by Paul
Fri Nov 20, 2015 10:59 am
Forum: Let's Talk
Topic: SKF Christmas meal Tuesday 8th December
Replies: 5
Views: 814

Re: SKF Christmas meal Thursday 10th December

Paul H

Prawn
Turkey
Christmas Pudding
by Paul
Sun Nov 15, 2015 8:17 pm
Forum: Help and Info
Topic: flexifoil repair
Replies: 4
Views: 2860

Re: flexifoil repair

No. There were two guys in Sheffield that used to repair kites but one stopped and the other doesn't' live near here any more. There's a guy called Jan in the club who makes his own kites. He could probably advise you on how to repair it. Can you get up to see him/us on one of our Thursday night soc...
by Paul
Thu Nov 12, 2015 11:37 pm
Forum: Help and Info
Topic: flexifoil repair
Replies: 4
Views: 2860

Re: flexifoil repair

Hello. If it was my kite I'd send it off to Flexifoil for a repair and let them do it. I've had a kite repaired by them a few years ago and they were very reasonably priced for the work they had to do. I don't know if they still do repairs but you could ask. Failing that I have seen a Blade II bridl...
by Paul
Tue Sep 29, 2015 11:39 am
Forum: Let's Fly
Topic: SKF Day Trip September 26th or 27th
Replies: 2
Views: 1064

Re: SKF Day Trip September 26th or 27th

Ok so it wasn't the windiest day ever, or as windy as the forecast suggested, but we all managed to buggy or board and I still travelled 13 miles on the 10.5m Blade with a top speed of 21.2mph. Jason went faster and it was great to see Paul boarding with his 6m Rage. Alan even managed to get his hug...
by Paul
Sat Sep 26, 2015 8:16 pm
Forum: Let's Fly
Topic: SKF Day Trip September 26th or 27th
Replies: 2
Views: 1064

Re: SKF Day Trip September 26th or 27th

Mablethorpe tomorrow! Jason, Alan, Russell, and myself will be there for 11am at the North car park where the seal sanctuary is. The wind is forecast 10mph onshore and smooth. We may get a bit more but if not it's a day to have some fun with the big kites and buggies. The wind should build during th...
by Paul
Thu Sep 24, 2015 12:37 pm
Forum: Let's Fly
Topic: SKF Day Trip September 26th or 27th
Replies: 2
Views: 1064

SKF Day Trip September 26th or 27th

This weekend is the SKF's next day trip on either Saturday or Sunday. The wind's looking low but a nice Easterly lower down on the East coast on Sunday could be useable. Maybe Mablethorpe or Skegness. I'll post more info when I have it.
by Paul
Thu Sep 03, 2015 11:20 am
Forum: For Sale / Wanted
Topic: For sale - Ozone Flow 3m
Replies: 2
Views: 525

Re: For sale - Ozone Flow 3m

Hi Paul,

I suggest putting this on the SKF Facebook page too if you're on Facebook. Price wise new Ozone fixed power 3m kites retail for about £185 at the moment so I suggest offers around £90 for the condition it's in and its age.
by Paul
Thu Aug 20, 2015 10:29 am
Forum: Let's Fly
Topic: Flying dates for the next few months
Replies: 0
Views: 1642

Flying dates for the next few months

People have been asking for flying dates for the next few months and here they are. As usual we'll decide on the Friday before where we are going and on which day:

August 22nd or 23rd
September 26th or 27th
October 24th or 25th
November 21st or 22nd
by Paul
Wed Jun 24, 2015 11:32 am
Forum: Help and Info
Topic: Issues with BKSA insurance renewals
Replies: 0
Views: 2767

Issues with BKSA insurance renewals

For those trying to renew their BKSA insurance or who've got a renewal coming up soon there are a couple of bugs in their systems at the moment. If it doesn't recognise you then try your middle name & surname in the "Last Name" box (with a space in-between), and sometime after renewing you may get a...
by Paul
Sun Jun 14, 2015 9:28 am
Forum: Help and Info
Topic: Power kiting advice
Replies: 1
Views: 1702

Re: Power kiting advice

Hi Tom and welcome to the SKF. That's a perfect kite to learn with and we're more than happy to help you with kiting and then moving on to buggying and boarding once your kiting skills are at a good level. All you'll need is a helmet and BKSA insurance, which can be bought online (choose Sheffield K...
by Paul
Mon May 18, 2015 1:57 pm
Forum: Help and Info
Topic: Cliffhanger 2015 - Volunteers Needed
Replies: 0
Views: 2615

Cliffhanger 2015 - Volunteers Needed

It's that time of year again when I ask for Cliffhanger volunteers. We'd like people to come and help us on the SKF stall for one for the days of the show simply talking to people about kiting. It's on the 11th & 12th July in Millhouses Park, Sheffield. In return for helping out you'll receive a fre...
by Paul
Sat May 16, 2015 9:51 pm
Forum: Let's Fly
Topic: Cleethorpes - 17th May
Replies: 0
Views: 1647

Cleethorpes - 17th May

I'm off buggying at South Cleethorpes tomorrow with Jason. We'll be there 10:30am ish. Low tide is at 12:04 and the wind is forecast 20-25mph from the West. If anyone wants info on where we fly there or my mobile number ask away.
by Paul
Fri Mar 20, 2015 5:16 pm
Forum: Let's Fly
Topic: Redcar - 21st March 2015
Replies: 0
Views: 1627

Redcar - 21st March 2015

The wind forecast for Redcar is looking awesome this Saturday! Onshore 25-30mph and dry with a very low Spring tide at 10:20am. It's not going to be the warmest of days but Jason and I should be there for 9:30am (ish). For those who don't know Redcar is roughly a 2 hour drive from Sheffield and you ...